Fall 2013 - Appellate Advocacy Skills
Sween, Gretchen S
Course ID: 379M Unique # 29360 Credit Hours: 3 (Pass/Fail only)
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
Course/Seminar - APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: http://www.utexas.edu/law/sao/academics/apps.html._For early registration, enter this unique number last.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.
This course will be conducted as an intensive workshop for 12 students to work on oral and written advocacy skills that would readily translate to any contemporary law practice. Each week will involve in-class persuasive writing and speaking exercises and team projects. Students will conduct research, draft components of a brief, receive feedback, and revise a final "mini brief" that can serve as a professional writing sample. The course will end with a moot court experience where each student will have a chance to argue both sides of a complex issue before a panel of judges.
Materials posted on Blackboard.